As someone who is architecturally trained, I can't help but look at details of buildings and structures where ever I go, and would take photos of structures that I find amazing, unique or simply interesting. And I find this bridge structure to be interesting....
We arrived at the CJ’s lovely home slightly early then expected when we received conflicting information. But, never the less, the CJ and his family received us warmly.
A view from the residence was breath taking as it overlooks the a river. Unfortunately I forgot to snap a photo of the scene.
We were served Nasi Lemak and Laksa Johor. Nothing beats home cook meal anytime!
I wanted to snap a photo of the food but was afraid that it might be considered rude to do so, so, you will just have to use your imagination and trust my word for it that it was a delicious meal. *grin*
I had to see for myself what I have been watching on TV, and since I was already in New York, why not, right?
It was a 10 block walk to Carlos Bakery, but, we took in the sceneries as we walked to the Bakery and so, the walk did not feel so far.
We ordered some cannolis and lobster trail and yes, they were awesome! I must learn to make them myself!
Soon it was time to make our way back to the hotel as I needed to get ready for my meeting with Autism Speaks and my brother and SIL wanted to go back to New Jersey to pick up their kids and bring them over so that I can get to meet them too.
The meeting with Autism Speak was more of a discussion to better understand the programs that they do around the world, and by the end of the meeting, plans were made for Autism Speaks to come to Malaysia to further discuss their programs to suit Malaysia’s needs in building our own Autism Center, similar to what they did in other parts of the world.
On our way back to the hotel after our meeting, we made a slight detour to see the site of the 9/11 Memorial.
It was along walk from where the driver dropped us off, but so determined were we to see the place that we walked for about an hour before we finally arrived at the site because we had to go around the site.
It was so nice to see the kids again after more than 2 years of not seeing them. I miss them, and my, both of them have grown so tall!
Sarah is as pretty as her mum, as Farhan is as tall and handsome as his dad.
It was passed midnight when my brother decided that it was time for them to head home to New Jersey. I felt a pang of sadness as I felt that the 2 days spent with my brother and SIL was simply too short. I wished that we could have spent more time together.
Maybe, God willing, I will come again, and this time with hubby and Aiman, insyaAllah.
When my brother left, the snowstorm was about to hit. The weather forecast on TV predicted a very heavy snowstorm coming our way.
Thank God, they arrived safely, but soon after that, he smsed me to let me know that all flights out of New York, including my flight, had been cancelled due to unexpected severe weather condition within the next 24 hours.
I hardly slept that night....
Day 6 – 7th February 2013 – a very long night.....